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    Multiple Realization and Evolutionary Dynamics: A Fitness-Based Account.Diego Ríos & Graciela Kuechle - 2022 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 100 (1):149-164.
    ABSTRACT Multiple realization occurs when a natural kind is variably realized at more basic levels and the common physical structure of the realizers is not essential for supporting nomological statements. It has been suggested that this phenomenon may be an outcome of natural selection acting over multiple realizers that perform an adaptive function. In this paper, we make the following contributions. First, we present a revision of this model, characterized by stricter equilibrium conditions and superior explanatory power. Second, we present (...)
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  2. Frequency Dependence Arguments for the Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture.Graciela Kuechle & Diego Rios - 2012 - In Martin H. Brinkworth & Friedel Weinert (eds.), Evolution 2.0: Implications of Darwinism in Philosophy and the Social and Natural Sciences. Springer.
     
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    A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the Baldwin Effect.Graciela Kuechle & Diego Rios - 2012 - Erkenntnis 77 (1):31-49.
    The Baldwin effect is a process by which learnt traits become gradually incorporated into the genome through a Darwinian mechanism. From its inception, the Baldwin effect has been regarded with skepticism. The objective of this paper is to relativize this assessment. Our contribution is two-fold. To begin with, we provide a taxonomy of the different arguments that have been advocated in its defense, and distinguish between three justificatory dimensions—feasibility, explanatory relevance and likelihood—that have been unduly conflated. Second, we sharpen the (...)
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    Optimization-Based Explanations.Graciela Kuechle & Diego Rios - 2015 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 45 (4-5):481-496.
    This article argues that evolutionary models based on selection validate, under appropriate conditions, the relevance of optimality as an explanatory mechanism in rational choice theory. The reason is that these frameworks share the mechanism that drives the results, namely, optimization, even if they situate it at different levels. The consequences of our argument are twofold. First, it resolves the tension between those predictions of rational choice theory that are accurate and the evidence showing that individuals seldom optimize. Second, it relativizes (...)
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    Multiple Realization and Evolutionary Dynamics: A Fitness-Based Account.Graciela Kuechle & Diego Ríos - forthcoming - Tandf: Australasian Journal of Philosophy:1-16.
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